American International Journal of Social Science Research en-US (Williams John) (Technical Support) Sun, 26 Sep 2021 16:27:41 +0000 OJS 60 STUDENTS SATISFACTION IN MAJOR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY: A PRE-PANDEMIC STUDY IN BANGLADESH <p>Student satisfaction is entitled to the standard facilities enjoyed by the students according to the <em>cherished and standardised criteria. In Bangladesh, public universities are furnishing education to a myriad of students. But in terms of catering privileged prerequisites compare to top-class universities over the globe, we are far behind. To investigate the level of student gratification, we constructed some benchmark questions and collected feedback from five top-rated university students. We focused on various conglomerate issues faced by public university students, aiming to scrutinise the substantive outline. Advance statistical tools are used to analyse the data. We revealed some malaise from the student response. Quite a few strategies and reciprocity from the jurisdiction can quench the environment, which will augment the student satisfaction level.</em></p> Md. Ali Imran, Ikbal Ahmed, Md. Mazharul Islam Bhuiyan, Abu Obida Rahid, Noorjahan Begum ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 26 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 MYTHS, RITUALS AND RESTRICTIONS OF THE AFRICAN IRON INDUSTRY IN THE 18th CENTURY: THE CASE OF TAAVISA IN NSO’ GRASSFIELDS OF CAMEROON <p><em>The peculiarity of the African iron industry is its cultural dimension; where in, symbolism was evident in virtually all the stages of the production chain. With the use of archival, secondary and oral sources, this paper investigated the Taavisa slag heap which revealed that smelting residue was cleared to create space for a royal cemetery and a hut constructed over the grave of Fon (king) Sanggu of Nso’ around 1750. Sanggu was probably the seventeenth Sovereign of the Nso’ Dynasty at Kovifem, who died while in refuge on the peripheries of his kingdom, subjected to Chamba and later Fulani raids. Taavisa was a retreat spot in several situations and developed into a rest palace for reigning Fons of Nso’. Given its strategic location, smelting, pre-forging and sanctity which emanated from iron works, this old iron working site became a place of honour and thus mutated into a shrine. Thus, multidimensional values attached to Taavisa account for Nso’ seizure of the area and subsequent expansion towards its southern boarder Fondoms (Kingdoms). A new element therefore adds to symbolisms attached to the African iron industry that is: a smelting site turned into a royal cemetery. </em></p> Atlee Dzeawoni ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 03 Oct 2021 17:15:43 +0000